Last year, Second Harvest utilized nearly 500 partner feeding programs to distribute 24 million pounds of food into the community. The Sharing Center is doing their part to fight hunger in Seminole County.
The Sharing Center has locations in Sanford and in Longwood. Last year alone, they helped over 51,000 people with food and other services. I visited the Longwood location the second week of December and met with Don Warner, the Pantry Supervisor of both sites.
The holidays are especially busy at The Sharing Center. For Thanksgiving, they distributed 2000 baskets, and plan on distributing the same amount for the Christmas Holiday. In addition to the Christmas baskets, The Sharing Center started a “shoe card” program this year. The Sharing Center has been purchasing and receiving donated gift cards to discount shoe stores. They will give gift cards to each child living in the household, up to 19 years old.
The Sharing Center has a large group of volunteers that help out at the pantry. Many of the volunteers go back to the pantry to volunteer on a repetitive basis because of the enjoyment they receive.
If you are interested in learning more about the Sharing Center please follow this link: http://www.thesharingcenter.org/
Agency Relations Manager